Women in Network 2015 Kickoff Event
Photo by Charles Mujie. © 2015 Charles Mujie.
Photo by Kim Dang. © 2015 Kim Dang.
On August 1st, 2015 Kim, another award winning photographer, and I did a photo shoot for Women in Network kickoff event at Gallery 16, San Francisco. We had a photo booth with props, and it was a big hit.
The photo booth was a simple cross lighting setup with 2 battery operated strobes. We had to use battery operated strobes for safety reasons, as there was no power socket nearby.
In any photo shoot, safety is important. As we did not have access to any power socket nearby, we had to use battery operated strobes. The strobes were mounted a c-stands and weighted down with 20 lbs sandbag. The general rule of thumb is to have 3x the weight at the base of the c-stand.
Two Lumedyne #065 200 w/s power packs, #024 mini batteries and #001V 800 w/s standard heads.
Power set to ½ power on the #065 power pack. The trade off was to shoot at a higher ISO – ISO 320.
Two Westcott Halo modifiers.
ExpoDisc White Balance Filter.
Sekonic L-358. Yes! I use a light meter. You get way better results than eyeballing it on your camera LCD.
Canon 5D Mk II with Canon EF 24 – 70mm f/2.8.
Camera setting: Manual Mode, ISO 320, 1/125s, f/5.6.
Custom White Balance using the ExpoDisc. This saves time trying to correct the WB in post.